How to Lure Fish

Fish bite objects because they think it is food. Sometimes they strike objects out of fear or to protect their young. This is why fishing requires you to offer something with a hook attached to it. You can choose to go with live bait that fish typically eat or you may trick fish, for example, by using a fly looking like a grasshopper.

Whatever bait you choose to go with, it goes matter how you present it. Fundamentally, you want your bait to look in the way that looks natural to the fish that you are trying to catch. Your presentation should also hook the fish after the strike.

Sometimes fish are located a bit away from the shore. You will need to get your bait close to where the fish is and this includes casting. Casting means propelling your bait to your targets in a coordinated way. Casting motion is not a complicated one and even beginners can learn it fairly easily. If you fish in a location where fish are near shore, your casts will need to be very short and very simple.

Before you can lure fish with your bait, you need to find a location that has fish in it. There are two notions that you need to understand in order to do so. They are structure and cover.

Structure describes permanent properties of bodies of water such as holes, ledges, and drop-offs. Fish typically stay close to structure.

Cover refers to features such as weed beds or floating docks. Cover is as important as structure.

Understanding cover and structure can help you figure out where fish are. Once you know that, you can decide on the best approach, be it using a top water lure, presenting your bait with a rig or drawing a surface strike. Different kinds of fish respond differently to different methods of presenting bait.